I like the way that new curve looks. I realize that there are tradeoffs, but in making the comparison based on these two photos, I would have to say that I like the new curve better. Of course, we want folks like Fotogenetic to be more critical - especially since he indicated he wants to tweak that curve further until he can find the right balance. More power to him, and if he shares those curves, we can all benefit by them.
It will be nice when they get that new link started where individuals can zip and then upload custom tone curves, along with example photos and comments. This opens up an entire new arena for modifying how the camera thinks. I am excited about this prospect.
I don't have Capture yet, so I haven't played with the curves...but, is it possible to create a cross processed look with the curves, or a similar "extreme" processing, or is it more of a "tweak" type of control?
This curve looks great...once I can afford to buy the software I'll be doing this for sure.
Thanks to those of you who are helping the rest of us look better by sharing your knowledge and work.